Major Qualifying Project
This high-level research project is conducted and completed in the student's major field. Through the Major Qualifying Project (MQP), WPI students have the opportunity to experience the kind of real-world problem solving that will soon characterize their professional careers. With an MQP on their resume, WPI students have a leg up on the competition when it comes to launching careers or gaining admission to the best graduate schools.
The MQP involves problems typical of those found in the student's professional discipline and addresses challenging research issues. These qualifying projects are far from trivial; each requires a substantial part of an academic year, culminating in a project report and poster on Project Presentation Day.
MQP Resources for Students
- abp="209">2013-2014 ME MQPs
- MQP Handbook [PDF 143 KB] [Word 70 KB]
- Making MQP Posters
- 2014 Mechanical Engineering Program MQP Brochure (891 KB PDF file)
- 2013 Mechanical Engineering Program MQP Brochure (898 KB PDF file)
- 2012 Mechanical Engineering Program MQP Brochure (1.01 MB PDF file)